Over the past few weeks, United has been selling miles for their Mileage Plus program which has been giving buyers the opportunity to receive a 100% bonus on the miles they purchase. This sale ends on August 15, so there are still a few days left to top up your mileage balances so you can redeem for those Lufthansa First Class tickets that have been relatively easy to find.
From what I gather, there may be one catch in order to be eligible for the offer and that is you need to be a United MileagePlus credit card holder. However I don’t know how tightly that will be enforced. Once you go to the Mileage Purchase page and log in, you’ll see if you are eligible for the bonus mile offer.
The sale is structured so that the more miles that are purchased, the higher bonus. It’s broken down as follows:
Buying between 5,000 and 14,000 miles will earn a 25% bonus.
Buying between 15,000 and 29,000 miles will earn a 60% bonus.
Buying between 30,000 and 75,000 miles will earn a 100% bonus.
Mileage Plus members can buy up to 150,000 miles annually for their account, including the bonus miles that are awarded at purchase.
Additionally, anyone who purchases miles during this promo will be entered into a drawing that will award winners additional miles. 1st Place will get 250,000 miles, 2nd Place will get 10000 miles, and 3 3rd Place winners will get 50,000 miles each.
There’s one more day left to take advantage of United’s offer to buy miles for as low as 1.9 cents per mile (CPM). The raw number is actually about 1.7 CPM but when you factor in the taxes/fees it adds a couple of tenths.
The discount is based on the amount of miles purchased and is tiered as follows:
Buy 5,000 – 9,000 miles: Get 25% bonus
Buy 10,000 – 29,000 miles: Get 50% bonus
Buy 30,000 – 75,000 miles: Get 100% bonus
It’s once you buy 30,000 miles or more that you’ll get the CPMs under .02 cents, which makes it a very attractive opportunity to top off your balances.
Keep in mind that you can buy up to 150,000 miles a year, so if you have any room left, then you might want to take advantage of this deal.
And you know the best way to spend them right? 😉 I’m thinking Lufthansa First or Business Class award bookings!
H/T: View From The Wing
United is running a 2-3 day miles sale that provides a fair deal for those who need to top off their balances for award redemption.
Until October 23, Mileage Plus members can receive up to an 80% miles bonus based on the amount of miles purchased.
The schedule is as follows:
Buy 5,000 to 19,000 miles and you’ll get a 25% bonus (Approx. 2.8 cents per mile).
Buy 20,000 to 29,000 miles and you’ll get a 50% bonus (Approx. 2.3 cents per mile).
Buy 30,000 to 80,000 miles, and you’ll get an 80% bonus (Approx. 1.9 cents per mile).
Why do I bring up this offer? Simply because using United Mileage Plus miles for Business or First Class award travel on Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian or Brussels is one of the best redemption opportunities provided by Mileage Plus.
So if you are a few thousand miles away from having enough to visit the First Class Terminal in Frankfurt, here’s your chance to bridge the gap! Remember, there are new Ducks to be had!
United is offering a quick 3 day sale that provides you with 50% more miles when you buy award miles for your account.
The sale is set to end at midnight on July 30, 2015.
To take advantage of the offer, click here to be taken to the Mileage Plus log-in screen.
You can buy up to 100,000 miles from this promo (you’ll receive 150,000 total miles).
These opportunities are usually worthwhile if you need to top off your accounts in order to redeem for Business or First Class travel on Lufthansa or another LH Group airline.
Just a reminder amid all of this strike talk…..
United’s MileagePlus sale ends on Monday, March 23. This sale discounts mile purchases by up to 50% which is a fairly attractive deal especially if you want to redeem ‘MP’ miles for travel on Lufthansa, SWISS, Brussels or Austrian!
With last year’s devaluation it now take more miles to redeem for travel on LH group airlines but a sale like this is a great equalizer. In fact, I loaded up during this sale because my MileagePlus account qualified for a 50% discount.
Apparently the amount of the discount can vary between 25 and 50% but most offers that I’ve seen for others that I’ve helped during this sale have yielded a 40 or 50% discount. You are allowed to buy up to 150,000 miles. Also, please be aware that these are ‘Award Miles’ and do not count towards status or spending levels.
Remember, the sale ends in 2 days. If you are short a few miles for an award redemption a deal like this is about as good as you’ll find so take advantage while you can and enjoy your LH group flights 🙂 !